IE/Netscape Stats from Zvon
Thursday October 7th, 1999
Miloslav Nic writes, "I have an anecdotal evidence about the ratio of Netscape and IE advanced users. If you look at the October statistics of the Zvon tutorials : XSL, XML, CSS, Perl it gives the ratio Netscape 58 : IE 42. These tutorials are used by people who are interested in the newest web developments and who are therefore more picky about the browser they use than an average user. So even today's Netscape 4 is preferred by many power users to IE5. And NC4 is definitively not a software pearl. If Mozilla 5 is out with full CSS, HTML 4, XML, DOM and XSLT compatibility and with reasonable size then IE is in a big trouble."
If you think that's a good percentage, you should see the stats from MozillaZine! :-)
#9 Are you insane?
by erik <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Friday October 8th, 1999 4:27 PM
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>These tutorials are used by people who are interested in the newest web developments and who are therefore more picky about the browser they use than an average user.
NN 4.x doesn't support CSS (the minor implementation should actually be called a bug!)
NN 4.x does not support HTML4.0
NN 4.x has no Document Object. Only static windows (NN 4 does not save any structure)
NN 4.x is sloooow
NN 4.x is unstable (even Moz, in it's current state, is more stable)
Someone said that NN4 looks the same on all platforms. Have you tried it on a Unix box? Even IE for Unix looks more consistent across the 2 platforms they have (mac not counting since IE for mac is entirely different and even worse than the NN4 issue)
The two reasons some developers (mainly Unix users) are still using NN is that the platform does not have any serious alternative or they hate M$ so much thay can't see clearly.
Enough complaining. Mozilla, on the other hand, looks very promising (even if it looked much more promising last winter).
I'm still waiting for the Mozilla team to open up their eyes for a true DHTML enabled browser and not limited by incomplete standards.